THE TECH COMPANY THAT SCORED A DEAL TO HELP MAKE THE ROADS SAFER
19 September 2017, Written by David Simmons
A BRISBANE tech company has developed a world first interactive training program for learner drivers before they get behind the wheel which could be rolled out across Australia.
THE Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has already launched the PrepL eLearning program to assist young drivers and Croomo says it is in discussions with other state governments and overseas governments.
The program takes learners through a four to six hour online interactive course that includes simulated driving scenarios and real-life interviews with those affected by fatal car crashes.
Chief Growth Officer of Croomo, Daniel Bermingham (pictured), says the team has been working on the project for about two years.
Bermingham says his team of 20 designers, artists, and developers, are hoping to increase awareness of road safety in Australia.
"The Queensland Government is putting itself at the forefront of road safety in Australia and the world," says Bermingham.
"Last year, 250 people died on Queensland roads alone, so I believe that PrepL has the potential to save many lives in the future."
Bermingham says young Queenslander's comfort with technology will assist learner drivers in embracing the PrepL program.
"Young people are very comfortable with technology and we believe they will enjoy the PrepL experience, while gaining valuable knowledge," says Bermingham.
Business News Australia
Author: David Simmons